HALF MARATHON [13.1]

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13.1, HERE I COME!

This award-winning half marathon course is one of the best in the country.  Our most popular track, is well known for being scenic and flat.  Start along Pacific Coast Highway and pass by the famous Huntington Beach Pier as you run north. Enjoy the beauty of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Preserve as you start your turn.  Enjoy the Pacific Ocean on your right-hand side as you kick it up a notch for the crowds as you as make your way to an oceanfront finish!

Date: February 5, 2023
Start Time: 7:45am
Start Location: intersection of Pacific Coast Highway & Huntington Street
Finish Location: 1 block north of intersection of Pacific Coast Highway & Huntington Street

Half Marathon Packet Pick-up
Friday, February 3rd
12:00pm – 6:00pm
Huntington Beach Parking Lots – 21291 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Saturday, February 4th
10:00am – 4:00pm
Huntington Beach Parking Lots – 21291 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Runner Perks

  • Surf City-themed finisher medal
  • Premium event shirt
  • Surf City Marathon tote bag
  • (1) complimentary beer at the Finish Festival
  • Fully supported aid stations along the course
  • Finish-area refreshments
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EVENT INFORMATION

HALF MARATHON COURSE MAP

Starting the race, you will head north on Pacific Coast Highway toward the famous Huntington Beach Pier.  The half marathon course continues on Pacific Coast Highway where you can enjoy the scenic ocean views on your left-hand side.  You will pass the Bolsa Chica Ecological Preserve where you can enjoy the varied wildlife that call Bolsa Chica home.  Once past Bolsa Chica, you will make a u-turn and head south toward Huntington Beach Pier.  Once you pass the Pier, you will have less than a mile to go before crossing the finish line!

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PARKING & SHUTTLES

There are multiple locations available for parking with convenience to the start and finish lines.  Review the Parking & Transportation page of our website for updated information.

AID STATIONS

Please find the approximate aid station locations below:

Miles 1.5*, 2.5, 4.5*, 5.5, 7*, 8.5*, 9.5*, 10.5, 11.5*

Water is provided at all aid stations along the course.  An electrolyte will be provided at the stations with an asterisk above.

An energy gel will also be provided at the aid station at Mile 8.5.

GEAR CHECK

Gear Check will be available for all half marathon participants.  Gear check will be located in the Huntington Beach Parking Lots under the big tent.  When in the start chute, the gear check area is to the the left.  The gear check tent will stay in the same location throughout the duration of the race.

Clear, plastic bags, will be available at the Race Expo for use at the Gear Check tent.  All items must be placed in this clear bag.  Please attach the gear check tag on your bib to your clear plastic bag using the provided cable ties.

Gear Check will open to drop off bags at 6:00am in the Huntington Beach Parking Lots and must be picked up no later than 1:00pm.  Please do not check valuables.  Gear is checked at your own risk.  The race is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged bags.

COURSE TIME LIMIT

The half marathon has a course time limit of 3.5 hours.  Participants will need to maintain a pace of 16:00 minutes per mile in order to complete the race.  Due to the nature of our event permit, if a participant falls behind the established pace time, they may be asked to join the sweep vehicle to be moved ahead on course.

AWARDS

The top 3 male and female finishers in the half marathon will receive an overall award.

The top 3 male and female finishers in each age group in the half marathon will receive an award.  Please see the age groups below:
Under 15, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Awards must be picked up on-site from the Age Group Awards table in the Huntington Beach Parking Lots.  Awards will not be mailed post-race.

AGE MINIMUM

All participants must be at least 13 years old on race day.  No exceptions.

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2023 Finisher Medal

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